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How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me: The Complete Series 1-3

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Summary

Kieran Hodgson stars as Pliny the Younger in Hattie Naylor’s engaging drama charting the fortunes of a household in Ancient Rome.

The Emperor Domitian has informers everywhere; no-one is safe. He rules Rome with a rod of iron, and he is dangerously unstable and paranoid. In the snake pit of Imperial Rome, all Pliny the Younger wants to do is get his letters ready for publication. 

Except if he, his mother Marcella, their Greek cook Doris (who narrowly missed out on becoming the next Oracle at Delphi), and Venta, their slave with secretarial skills, have any chance of surveying, they are going to have to negotiate a political minefield, keep their eyes peeled for spies and, most of all, not do anything to annoy the Emperor. 

Easier said than done.

Cast and credits

Pliny the Younger………………..Kieran Hodgson

Venta………………………………..Nigel Barrett

Marcella……………………………Joanna Scanlan

Doris the Cook…………………Mia Soteriou

Regulus……………………….Matthew Gravelle

Lucipor…………………………Ewan Bailey

Produced by and directed for radio by Kate McAll

Written by Hattie Naylor

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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J'accuse: Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation by Hattie Naylor. This play was inspired by a newspaper article written by Emile Zola in response to the Dreyfus Affair of the 1890s, when a Jewish army officer was persecuted and wrongly imprisoned by the French military and judicial establishment. Louis Gregori gives a right-wing and nationalistic perspective on the events that led him to believe that the murder of the guiltless Dreyfus was the correct and only action. Starring Mark Heap as Louis, Kathryn Hunt as Dominique, with Graeme Hawley, Conrad Nelson, Paul Mundell, and Jonathan Keeble. Directed by Pauline Harris.

©2010 Hattie Naylor (P)2010 AudioGO Ltd

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